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საინტერესო სიტყვები და გამონათქვამები – Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”

What does it mean?

Different people have different ideas about what is beautiful.

Where does it come from?

This saying first appeared in the 3rd century BC in Greek. It didn’t appear in its current form in print until the 19th century, when author, Margaret Wolfe Hungerford, who wrote many books, often under the pseudonym of ‘The Duchess’. In Molly Bawn, 1878, there’s the line “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, which is the earliest citation that I can be found in print.


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